A year and a half ago Samantha Pollack, the programming director of Washington Performing Arts, found out WPA’s space at the Kennedy Center would be under renovation during its 2016-2017 season. She started looking for a new space. The right-sized venue would have between 500 and 1,200 seats. It would have to allow for afternoon performances. Continue Reading Kennedy Center renovation sends performers to UDC’s Theater of the Arts
I have always been fascinated by the term “white collar crime.” It makes it seem as if stealing lots of money is not as bad as stealing a small amount. It rarely results in punishment that fits the crime. Yet the small-time thief is often thrown under the jail, like the guy who stole $20 from a parking meter and was sentenced to 10 years.
Contrast that with the fallout from the recently exposed Wells Fargo Bank scam, in which two million credit cards and customer accounts were opened using phony signatures and email addresses. More than 5,000 low-level employees got fired for trying to meet impossible sales targets set by their supervisors. The CEO said it was all their fault, as if thousands of bank workers making $12 an hour woke up one morning and decided to defraud their customers. Not one manager was terminated. And even if the CEO eventually loses his job, he will reportedly walk away with company stock that grew to be worth more than $200 million because of the scam. That’s on top of the $19.3 million salary he was paid last year. Continue Reading Wells Fargo
Chemistry Lecture Series | Dr. Brittany Butler | March 24 @ 2:00 pm Please join us on Wednesday, March 24, at 2:00 pm, for the next presentation in the Chemistry Speaker Series: “Lab to Law,” featuring Dr. Brittany Butler, Contracts Manager at Atomwise Inc. Atomwise is a Bay Area-based biotech company that utilizes artificial intelligence and machine learning… Continue Reading Chemistry Lecture Series | Dr. Brittany Butler | March 24 @ 2:00 pm
Department of Architecture and Community Planning Photography Exhibit By Clarence Pearson, FAIA, NOMA Reflections April 17 – 20, 2018 Reception: April 17 th at 4:00 – 5:30 PM BLDG 32, Suite 200